he USA’s Lucy Davis has recently transitioned her string of horses to Europe to begin training with The Netherland’s Eric Van der Vleuten at Springstal van der Vleuten in Someren, Holland, outside of Eindhoven.
Davis, a 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games team bronze medalist who at just 22-years-old has already racked up an impressive track record as an international show jumper, trained for the last several years under the direction of Marcus Beerbaum and Meredith Michaels Beerbaum. After Davis won the 2009 European Youngsters Cup, she began training with Marcus Beerbaum, who is based in Thedinghausen, Germany. The Beerbaums trained Davis for the last several years as she juggled her show jumping career and her studies at Stanford University, and would often commute to the United States to coach Davis and other students at shows on both coasts of America. Likewise, Davis spent valuable time on the European summer circuits under the guidance of the Beerbaums.
Under the Beerbaums, Davis, who is a native of Los Angeles, California, reached such career highs as a record-setting first place in the 2013 Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Lausanne, multiple FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix victories, and the aforementioned FEI WEG podium finish.
On Sunday, June 21, Davis won the €200,000 Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam with her veteran mount Barron. She recently graduated from Stanford University and plans to spend the summer competing in Europe under the direction of Van der Vleuten. Eric, a former international rider with a long resumè of success, now coaches his son, FEI ranked World No. 11 rider Maikel van Der Vleuten, and manages the family’s highly successful Springstal van der Vleuten.